Hinkley Point C, Bridgwater

Join EDF as a Concrete SME, and you’ll join one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear in the UK.


We are currently recruiting for a Concrete Subject Matter Expert (SME) who will be a member of the SME Team working in the Joint Design Office (JDO) to unblock technical and quality related issues and assist delivery of all concrete on the HPC site.

The Concrete SME plays a key role in ensuring that the day-to-day quality at HPC is maintained at a high level; helps develop understanding required to achieve compliance with the Designer’s requirements and investigates alternative proposals.

You will report to the SME Team Leader and work collaboratively with the Materials SME and Coatings SME to deliver a coherent set of deliverables for HPC’s contract partners to work with.

Utilising your experience and knowledge to provide real-time, balanced and risk-based advice to the project on all matters concerning concrete and reinforcement.

Pay, benefits and culture…

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a competitive benefits package, including a company pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the potential to earn bonus. 

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.  

We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.  

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed. 

What you’ll be doing…

  • Act as technical authority for RD, AFCEN, British and International code interpretation; work with the construction teams and contractors to ensure outcomes for concrete and reinforcement are correctly understood and implemented.
  • Provide balanced and risk-based advice with a strong focus on nuclear safety.
  • Work with other project teams, and contractors to solve issues, which ensure the programme is delivered safely to quality, time, and cost.
  • Drive innovation where it provides tangible benefits to HPC. Engage with the supply chain and with other partners to suggest and assess innovative approaches.
  • Work with the Civil Works Contractors to develop concrete mixes, noting that the EPR mixes are EDF-specific.
  • Work with the Project Management Teams to assist on technical queries linked to Concrete.
  • Work with the RD, as an interface between Site, Contractors, and RD on Concrete related issues. Maintaining strong links with TEGG and the NNB Civil Engineers and Chief Engineers.
  • Provide technical assistance on other Civil Works materials such as anchor plates, embedded parts, concrete execution techniques (curing/construction joints, finishes, etc.), preparations for coatings, waterproofing membranes, water-bars, etc.

Who you are…

  • Knowledge of Nuclear Power Plant or nuclear facilities and the UK Regulatory Environment.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a technical role on a major project in a highly regulated environment.
  • Experience working with complex construction techniques.
  • Able to create and implement technical strategies across complex and high-risk operations.
  • Degree in Civil Engineering, Construction Management or Natural Science.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop wide network and working relationships within EDF and the construction industry. Good knowledge of large organisational, process plant and site, operations
  • Ability to influence and engage senior business leaders and project teams
  • Strong communication skills: able to describe complex concepts and data in a way that is readily understood and actionable. As well as liaising with stakeholders and external regulators including ONR
  • Highly skilled in the analysis of technically demanding and detailed information and quickly identify the underlying issues and risks.
  • Excellent knowledge of European Safety Directives and UK H&SE statutes and standards, particularly Management of Health and Safety Regulations and CDM Regulations


Closing Date: 2nd June 2023


Join us and together we can help Britain achieve Net Zero.




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